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Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.

A U.S. State Senator is dead, and Mark Sway is the only one who knows where the body is hidden.

The FBI wants him to tell them where it is at whatever cost to Mark and his family. The killer wants him silenced forever. Reggie Love has been practising law for less than five years. Only she can save Mark from these twin threats. Together they must take on the might of the State and the wiles of a cold-blooded killer.

©1994 Belfry Holdings Ltd (P)2006 Random House AudioBooks

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Who needs sound effects?

Sound effects and music - which didn’t fit my interpretation of the plot, ruined the experience for me. But for the fact it was a John Grisham story, I would have returned the book.

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Awful Music

Story was really good and the narration was also good but the music spoilt it!

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Not fully enjoyed

Good story line. Accent of the reader was not, at times, c!ear. Also, there were no need for background music

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Worthwhile listen

A lot of the reviews here seem to hate the music but I quite enjoyed it overall, but agree that it does feel I’ll placed in some scenes.

Really enjoyed the narrator and I thought she read the story well, however the sound quality was very slightly muffled and exacerbated by the music at times.

Overall a worthwhile listen!

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The addition of music to the narration is terrible

The story is good. The addition of music to the narration makes the experience terrible. I advise you read the book rather than listen to this version.

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  • 30-04-21

Dissapointed

Had read The Firm before this book. Expected it to be as gripping. Could do without the music.

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Terrible narrator

The narrator is reading this book to fast, looks like she never read bedtime stories. Another annoyingly occurrence is the music played at silly intervals. The story itself is not the usual John Grisham gripping story.

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short but long

For a shirt book they really made this one drag on forever. Not very exciting

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  • 08-03-20

Twangy musaz

Great story - one of my favourite John Grisham books. Read well, but why oh why the twangy musaz? Really, really did not enhance the audiobook at all and very irritating. Well chosen music can enhance a story though personally I prefer pure spoken word - but this music choice really spoilt the book for me. A real shame as such a great book by such a great author.

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Sound quality and random mood music

Whilst the story is brilliant (which people generally know, since this is from around the early 90s), the audio recording is lacking in terms of the quality of sound (muffled, goes quiet a lot) and the fact that the producers decided that adding in random mood music was a good idea. It was not.

The voice artist does a good job with the dialogue, but the overall quality just isn't great.